Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act

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Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act
Great Seal of the United States
Other short titles Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 Amendments
Long title An Act to amend section 28 of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, and to authorize a trans-Alaska oil pipeline, and for other purposes.
Nicknames Federal Lands Right-of-Way Act
Enacted by the 93rd United States Congress
Effective November 16, 1973
Public law 93-153
Statutes at Large 87 Stat. 576
Titles amended 30 U.S.C.: Mineral Lands and Mining
U.S.C. sections amended 30 U.S.C. ch. 3a § 185
Legislative history

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act of 1973 is a United States federal law signed by Richard Nixon on November 16, 1973 that authorized the building of an oil pipeline connecting the North Slope of Alaska to Port Valdez. Specifically, it halted all legal challenges - filed primarily by environmental activists - against the construction of the pipeline.

The act is found in title 43, section 1651 of the United States Code (43 U.S.C. § 1651). Eventually, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System was built as a result of this act.

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